Assistant Editor, WIRED
This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.
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The Singapore-based designer hand-built the walking mecha toy Codename: Colossus from 435 3D-printed parts.
"I learned from scratch."
Sng also hand-wired the working legs, guns and lights, and hand-painted each part, including the interior and tiny characters.
HMC Boudicca can traverse the battlefield or room with its RC hexapodal legs
Colossus was part passion project, part audition: under the Machination Studios moniker, Sng's conceived a fictional universe for the toys, set after the first world war "where air power never happened, and tanks just got bigger and bigger."